March 4, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre will present The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz based on the novel Washington Square by Henry James
The show runs March 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m. and March 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $13 and are available at midohiovalleyplayers.org or at the box office prior to each show. The show is sponsored by Dr. William Cline.
Set in New York City in the 1850s, The Heiress follows Catherine, a plain-looking but exceedingly wealthy woman who lives with her father, Dr. Austin Sloper, in Washington Square. Despite having a staff of maids and chefs and the best clothing money can buy, Catherine is awkward, shy and “unmarriageable.” When she falls in love with Morris Townsend, a charming but penniless suitor, Dr. Sloper is immediately suspicious the man is after Catherine’s inheritance. In an attempt to end the relationship, Dr. Sloper vows he will write Catherine out of her will if she marries Morris. When Dr. Sloper becomes ill, Catherine is forced to make the painfully difficult choice between her father and the man she hopes to marry.
Catherine Sloper – Vanessa Rake
Dr. Austin Sloper – Mack McHale
Morris Townsend – Sean Shoop
Lavinia Penniman – Leslie McGoron
Elizabeth Almond – Suzanne Walker
Mrs. Montgomery – Kathy Biery
Maria – Amber Smrek
Marian Almond- Angie Shrader
Arthur Townsend – Nathaniel Maciag
Directed by Jena Lane Blair
Assistant Director – Eliz Kinser